Mary Helen McNabb, 95, Topeka: Oct. 16, 1922 – Feb. 21, 2018 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Mary Helen McNabb, 95, Topeka: Oct. 16, 1922 – Feb. 21, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – Mary Helen McNabb, 95, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at Lexington Park Assisted Living, Topeka, Kan., surrounded by family and friends. Helen was born on Oct. 16, 1922, in Syracuse, N.Y., the daughter of Alexander and Anna Melnic Davidowski.

Helen married Leslie Dwane Turner in 1942, in Syracuse, N.Y., while Dwane was serving in the U.S. Army. They had one daughter, Maureen Turner Elder.

Dwane passed away in 1969. Helen married Lorn McNabb in 1971, in Topeka, and they spent the remainder of their lives together there.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Maureen (Glen) Elder, of Joshua, Texas; two grandsons, Shawn (Shannon) Elder, Ft. Worth, Texas, and David (Cindy) Elder, Burleson, Texas; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law and good friend, Lorena Carlat, Auburn, Kan.; and many nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Lorn McNabb; her mother and father; sisters and brothers of Syracuse, N.Y.; and brothers and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Loraine McNabb and Dale Carlat.

We send our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful caregivers of Lexington Park Assisted Living and Great Lakes Caring Hospice.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon, Kan. Pastor Caren Loper will officiate. A private burial will follow at the Melvern Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Melvern Community Center, Melvern, Kan., or the Lyndon United Methodist Church, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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